Well, we have just three days to pack and prepare before leaving town for two weeks
Tomorrow night I'll be packing my wardrobe trunk. Here it is with my "roommate" Jonathan Sherwin.
Jonathan is my oldest friend in the Orchestra and was the best man at my wedding! Here he is wedged between his contrabassoon and the wardrobe trunk. Each of us gets 2 1/2 drawers plus space in the area with hangers.
These must be loaded after Saturday's concert because they will be shipped out to Indiana that night by our hard-working stagehands. I will also pack my bassoon and send it in our instrument trunk. We have room for four bassoons, a contrabassoon, reed tools, and music in that one.
One of the amenities we enjoy when on tour is our Nespresso machine. It goes along with us on domestic tours. Foreign tours proved too arduous for its previous model when a power surge in the locker room of the Musikverein in Vienna fried its circuitry!